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Each Friday at 9 a.m.-Take Pounds Off Sensibly with our fun group! Join us for motivation at the Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $32. For more information call Nancy at 775-423-4568 or Jo at 775-867-3244.

Mother’s Day Extravaganza

The fifth annual Mother’s Extravaganza is May 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.

The is a Live Local Fallon event.

Support your small businesses while finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Portuguese Festa

The Fallon Portuguese Society is having its annual Portuguese Festa, May 14-15.

The dance will be May 14 at 8 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. Adults are $5. Crowning of the queens and princesses will be at 9 p.m. The procession to St. Patrick’s Church will be on May 15 starting at 10:45 a.m. Following Mass. the Festa will continue with sopas and an auction. For more information call Stephanie Hamlin at 775-294-5905 or Stefanie Hanks at 775-530-9427.

Iris show

The Lahontan Garden Club is sponsoring their annual iris show scheduled for May 16-20at the Churchill County library during regular library business hours.

This is a free, non-juried event, open to all who want to display their irises.

CCSD human sexuality/AIDS education

Churchill County School District will conduct a 5th grade human sexuality/aids education class from May 9-17.

Parent viewing of materials is scheduled for May 3between 3-5p.m. at the District Offices, 690 S. Maine St. Permission slips are being sent home with children.

If you have any questions please contact Stefanie Utz, Churchill County School District, 775-423-3463.

Logos kindergarten

Logos Christian Academy is now accepting applications for kindergarten students for the 2016-17 school year. For more information or questions, contact Heidi at 775-428-1826.

Vendors, crafters needed for July craft fair

Vendors and crafters are needed as Fallon Lights of Christmas presents the Christmas in July Craft Fair on July 29-30 at the Wolf Center.

Proceeds from booth rentals go directly to support Toys for Tots. Contact fallonlightsofchristmas@yahoo.com for additional information.

Volunteers needed for festival

Volunteers are needed for the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair to take and display entries and judge crafts and hobbies, sewing, fine arts, foods, and vegetables.

Meeting is April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension building. For information call Pat at 775-423-5121 or Sue at 775-867-3975.

‘The Sound of Music’ tickets

Churchill County High School presents “The Sound of Music,” under the direction of Tom Fleming in May.

The cast of about 45 talented CCHS students and community members are preparing another evening of entertainment full of song, dance and drama.

The six performances of this Broadway musical are scheduled for May 5-7 and May 12-14 beginning at 7 p.m. All performances will be held in the Churchill County High School Theater.

Reserved seating tickets are on sale now, available on line at http://www.cchsperformingarts.weebly.com and http://www.showtix4u.com, or follow the links on the CCSD and CCHS website home pages. Tickets for opening night (May 5) are $10. Thereafter, tickets are $12, $15 and $20. Available seats will go on sale at 6 p.m. the night of each performance in the CCHS Theater Lobby.

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park annual Strut Your Mutt 5K walk/run will be held on May 7 at the Churchill County fairgrounds. Registration is 7:30-8:45 a.m.

The run begins at 9 a.m. Entrance fee is $15 for individuals, $50 for a group of four. All dogs must be on a leash. Many free activities for the family are at the fairgrounds afterward.

Amateur radio

The Amateur Radio of Churchill County invites all current Amateur Radio operators or anyone interested in Amateur Radio to join us

The A.R.C.C. is a general interest Amateur (HAM) Radio Club serving Fallon, Fernley and surrounding areas. We have our monthly business social breakfast meeting each month. A NET Every Sunday at 6 p.m.(1800) local time on repeater 146.97 with PL of 103.5 Hz.

Interested in getting Your Amateur Radio license or current Amateur Radio operators wanting to upgrade license we offer local testing. For information contact Rick Bischoff — K7ET Phone 775-423-7665 or 775-294-1115 E-mail: k7et@live.com.

Relay for Life bingo

Relay for Life will be holding a Bingo Night on April 30 at the American Legion. Doors will open at 5p.m. and the games will start at 5:30 p.m.

The American Legion is located at 90 N. Ada St.

The cost for the initial set of cards is $20. his package will contain 3 cards for each of the six games. Additional sets of cards can be purchased for $5.

Volunteers needed for food distribution

Volunteers needed in Fallon to help distribute food during the day, one Wednesday every two months. Must be able to stand at least five hours. Contact Anne between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 775-423-2670.

Outdoor art session

​J​oin ​a ​volunteer folk artist ​a​t Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge for a ​free ​community outdoor art session ​on and May 7, 14, from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the Foxtail Lake pavilion, 3 miles ​on​ the Foxtail Auto Tour route. ​

​B​ring​ ​your own art supplies​, or t​he refuge will have limited water colors ​and colored pencils. Bring water, a snack and be prepared for spring weather conditions.

Learn more about your National Wildlife Refuge and all it has to offer while capturing the beauty and solitude of the Lahontan Valley marsh and mountains.

Reserve ​your spot by calling 775-423-5128 ext 224.

thrift stores

Blue Sky Thrift Store

The Blue Sky Thrift Store (formerly Fallon Humboldt Shredders) is located at 290 S. Maine St. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bagged clothing sales, $4 per plastic shopping bag full of clothing available on Saturdays.

We are in need of re-sellable furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. To make donations or schedule a free pickup, call 775-217-0086 or 775-423-6140.

Drop-offs are made at the store location. Proceeds help provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and families in need through community voucher programs.

Stuf ’n Such Thrift Store

The Stuf ‘n Such Thrift Store, owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 99 S. Nevada St. Donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Check out our weekly sales which include $5 basket sales on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the week; on Thursdays all seniors get 50 percent off clothing and shoes and surprise sales are every Wednesday and Friday. On Saturday all military and hospital personnel get 50 percent off clothing and shoes.

Check out our new Facebook Page at BCCH Auxiliary Store “Stuf’n Such”.

Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift, providing for ongoing needs of food and hunger, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 121 S. Allen Road. Phone 775-217-0542.

Our donation center is located at 1075 Taylor Place (behind Walmart). Phone 775-737-3784, hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Out of Egypt Bazaar & Craft Fair is coming again on June 3-4 at 1075 Taylor Place in Fallon. Free admissions. Enjoy family fun, food, raffle, shopping and entertainment. Please call 775-217-0507 and “Like” our Facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/OutofEgyptBazaar/ for more info.

military & veterans

American Legion activities

Help support our vets. Hall rental 775-423-3008 or 775-217-3845. Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008. 90 N. Ada St.


FRA meetings

The Fleet Reserve Association is an active opponent of the Sea Services, Navy, Marine Corp and Coast Guard, active duty, retired or any who served a tour of duty. Join us or just check out a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary meetings

Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #1002 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post on South Maine street.

New members and transfers are always welcome. For information call 775-423-6201 or 775-423-4606.

Marine Corps League

The High Desert Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the first Saturday each month at noon at the VFW Hall, 405 S. Maine St.


The League is open to all Marines, active, reserve, retired or honorably discharged, FMF Corpsman, families and friends, to participate in programs designed to help the community.

Call Harry Hines at 775-423-6415 for info.

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Square dancing

The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club, will meet Friday, 7-9 p.m., at Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St.

Experienced dancers are always welcome. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends. Call Ernie at 775-423-0471 or 775-217-3105.

Al-anon meetings

Al-anon meets every Wednesday and Sunday. Wednesday Al-anon, a 12-step program, meets every week, 10-11 a.m. at the Churchill County library annex. Sunday’s meetings are every weeks are from 2-3 p.m., also at the Churchill County library annex.

Sunday Al-anon, a 12-step program, meets every week, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 490 Grimes St.

Free masons meetings

The Freemasons of Churchill Lodge No. 26 F&AM of Fallon meet the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at 39 S. Maine St, in the Fallon Fraternal Hall and Community Center.

Sojourning Masons are invited to join us. For information call 775-423-4625.

RPEN meetings

The Churchill Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN) meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room at Jerry’s Restaurant,1801 W. Williams Ave. For info, email jhorsley@cccomm.net or call 775-427-9741.

Domestic Violence Support Group

Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 775-423-1313 for location.

Fallon Tea Party

The Fallon Tea Party meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month in Room 102 of the county administration building on North Taylor St.

Find us on the web at http://www.fallonteaparty.org. For information email jfalk6808@cccomm.net or call 619-887-6808.

Artists Critique Workshop

The Artists’ Critique Workshop welcomes artists of all levels and media to join a monthly critique workshop held the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Churchill County Museum.

The goal is to provide encouragement to like-minded artists with constructive suggestions and support within a positive environment.

St. Patrick’s bingo

St. Patrick Catholic Church invites the public to play bingo in its parish hall on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo games starting at 6:15 p.m. Monetary prizes will be awarded to bingo winners. Refreshments may be purchased. Free popcorn and coffee will be available. Net proceeds will go toward the church’s building fund.

Individuals must be 21 years of age or older to play bingo. For information call the parish office at 775-423-2846.

Toastmasters

Toastmasters Fallon every Thursday. If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us at Highland Manor, 550 N. Sherman St. at 6:30 pm.

For information, call Carla at 775-867-5591.

Writer’s Workshop

Are you a writer looking for a place to work with like-minded people? The Churchill County Library is pleased to announce its Writer’s Workshop led by Sara Dowling.

Meetings are every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Annex for quiet work, or the library for a more conversational approach.

All writers on all levels are welcome to participate.

Sara can be reached at waterfallprincess@gmail.com.

The library is at 553 S. Maine St. For questions, call 775-423-7581.

Fallon Horseman’s Association

Fallon Horseman’s Association holds monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at Pizza Factory, 2199 W. Williams Ave. Anyone interested in our summer open horse shows and other events is welcome to come.

Hearts of Gold Quilters

The Hearts of Gold Quilters meets Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way. All quilters are welcome. We meet weekly to make donation quilts, as well as working on our own projects.

Celebrating Us’ art project

Help Churchill County “Celebrate” our local talent! Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre are invited to showcase their work at the County’s Administration Complex. Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.

Bereavement Support Group

Eden Hospice provides grief support for the ‘newly bereaved’ at 570 S. Maine St., on the second Wednesdays of each month at noon.

Contact 775-423-9511 for additional information.

Storytime

Join us for Storytime at the Churchill County Library each Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and includes stories, songs, and a craft.

The library has hundreds of books on a wide variety of subjects for your enjoyment either in the building or at home.

Studies have shown that books in the home are an important indicator of a child’s future success.

So join us for a fun-filled storytime and check out books to read at home.

Child support enforcement

Child support enforcement services are available through the Churchill County District Attorney’s office. Contact the Churchill County DA, Child Support Division at 775-423-8423. The staff may be able to help establish parentage and help obtain a child support order.

Pick up an application at the Churchill County Child Support Office at 165 N. Ada St., or visit http://www.churchillcounty.org and follow the links to the District Attorney’s Child Support Division.


The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop

Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is located inside the front lobby of Banner Churchill Community Hospital, 801 E. Williams Ave. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill. Community Hospital Auxiliary, which is a nonprofit organization. Newborn gifts, handbags, See’s candy, watches, jewelry, home decor items and more are available. Proceeds benefit BCCH and community events. Call 775-867-7104 for more information.

Foster parents needed

Abused and neglected children who are removed from their families often need to live outside of their communities, away from everything familiar.

To learn more on how you can become a licensed foster parent with the State of Nevada, call 1-888-423-2659 or go to http://www.dcfs.state.nv.us

In Nevada’s rural communities, many children, including teens and sibling groups, are in need of a safe and nurturing home.

Foster parents provide a temporary home so these children can heal and feel supported.

Foster parents can be single or married, male or female. They can be working, or a stay-at-home parent. They can also be retired with grown children.

JOIN training

Call or visit a local JOIN office for immediate, free enrollment in career training and education classes.

JOIN has received federal funds that will allow us to pay for your instruction, class materials, and certification fees.

The Federal funds will also pay private employers to provide you with on-the-job-training. Call or visit your local JOIN office. Fallon, 775-423-6162, 121 Industrial Way, Fallon, NV 89406; Fernley, 775-575-1222, 460 W. Main St., #111.

‘Celebrating Us’ art project

Help Churchill County “Celebrate” our local talent! Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre are invited to showcase their work at the County’s Administration Complex.

Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.

Call the County Manager’s Office 775-423-5136 for more information.

Thrifty Finds

When you visit us, you can enjoy incredible savings on Military Monday for military members (with ID), Thrifty Tuesday for all our customers and Golden Thursday for folks 50 years and older (with ID). Each week we also offer a Surprise Special on selected departments throughout the store. Join us at 920 W Williams Ave, Suite 60, 775-426-9411. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday-Saturday. Thrifty Finds is a non-profit organization that benefits the youth of Churchill County.